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On-demand Webinars

PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 1)

by Laura Paton

In this three-part podcast, Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, the lead author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, discusses elicitation and analysis techniques for business analysts, as well as the new practice guide and who will benefit from it.

PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 2)

by Laura Paton

In this three-part podcast, Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, the lead author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, discusses elicitation and analysis techniques for business analysts, as well as the new practice guide and who will benefit from it.

PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 3)

by Laura Paton

In this three-part podcast, Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, the lead author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, discusses elicitation and analysis techniques for business analysts, as well as the new practice guide and who will benefit from it.

Recommend the Most Viable Option

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Michael Boyle 

In this webinar, we will go through the basic tenets of a business case. The business problem or opportunity, the analysis of the situation and probable solutions, the recommended solution and various techniques you can use as a Business Analyst to enable sponsors to make a sound selection.

Rethink Requirements - The Natural Language Processing Approach

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by Mike Frenette, Jordan Kyriakidis

According to PMI’s Pulse of the Profession, “When projects do not meet their original goals and project objectives, inaccurate business analysis/requirements management is cited as the primary cause 47% of the time.” And the increasing scale and complexity of projects is making it extremely difficult to assess and verify the project requirements. As a result - a huge amount of critical errors in project and systems development arise in the initial concept & design stages. In this presentation and workshop, we will focus on how harnessing automated computational tools utilizing Natural Language Processing can help project managers ensure their requirements are consistently clear & are a joy to work with. These project managers, business analysts, engineers and by extension their clients, will benefit in the earliest stages of a project to ensure poorly written requirements do not infiltrate later project stages leading to reduced stress, increased confidence and higher project success.

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Blog Insights

Building the Foundation: The BOK on BA

by Joy Beatty, Laura Paton, Sue Burk, Cheryl Lee

A new collaborative blog featuring the contributions from the core team members of PMI's Foundational Standard in Business Analysis. This blog will provide the community with insight into PMI's development of the standard to generate professional discussions about the content in advance of the scheduled reviews.

Requirements Management Ruminations

by Sally Elatta, Abdulilah Angaa, Victoria Cupet, Beth Ouellette, Elizabeth Larson, Rich Larson, Mike Frenette, Mary Gorman, Ellen Gottesdiener, Jhansi Vijayarajan, Bobbye Underwood, Cameron McGaughy

A collaborative blog with contributions from members of the PMI Requirements Management Community of Practice and various authors and presenters who have dealt with the topic of requirements management.

Requirements

by Michael Joseph Frenette

Effective requirements collection, management and traceability plus smart PM practices equals project success.

Save Time With Tools And Templates

System Requirements Specification

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by Dennis Torrecampo

The System Requirements Specification (SRS) document describes all data, functional and behavioral requirements of the software under production or development.

Strategic Requirements Template

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by Andy Jordan

This deliverable aligns with the concepts expressed in the article Strategic Requirements Management. This template should be used in conjunction with a more traditional requirements document to assist in the prioritizing of features and the finalizing of scope elements. It can also support discussions around changes in scope during the project. The cells below provide a basic summary of each column.

Requirements Management Plan

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The Requirements Management Plan is primarily used for communications, giving all stakeholders a view on how this process is managed for your project. It completely answers the very common question, "How are you identifying and managing your project requirements?"

Project Impact Analysis on Scope

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Even a small change can have a huge effect on a project. This impact analysis study will help you measure the effect of a potential change on your project's scope.

Requirements Candidate Summary

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by Andy Jordan

This planning guide will help you with the review and selection of project requirements to be included in the current scope. All requirements candidates are captured here, along with some basic information about them. Each candidate is then scored based on a number of different factors. The completed template provides a validation that the requirements ultimately approved are the ones that are the most appropriate for inclusion.

Project HEADWAY Change Request Log

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by Interthink

The primary purpose of this document is to track the status of change requests that have been created on the project. For smaller projects or projects where the scope is well defined, the log may not be useful. For larger, more complex projects, or for those projects where there is a lot of change, a change request log can be very useful.

Project Scope Statement

PREMIUM deliverable
by Cyndi Stackpole

The project scope statement details your project's deliverables and describes the major objectives, which includes measurable criteria for success. Use this template to document the six essential elements.

Learn From Others

Achieving Successful PM in a Functional Organization

by Lawrence C. Obi

There is a need for every functional organization to establish a PMO. This will enable these organizations to streamline their project management processes—and allow projects to align with the overall objectives of the organizations.

Developing a Good Analytics Governance Framework

by Sangram Bhaskar Aglave

The objective of governance is benefits realization, risk optimization and resource optimization. A good governance framework can help a performing organization develop a more holistic approach toward analytics.

Technology Supports Process, Technology Undermines Process

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

While process frequently fails to allow for flexibility, technology often doesn’t even consider the possibility. Once we begin to automate a process, the presumption—and it’s a dangerous one—is that all cases are treated equally.

7 Tips for Choosing Collaboration Tools

by Elizabeth Harrin

Are you looking for a project management collaboration tool? There are plenty out there to choose from. Here are seven tips to narrow down your selection.

Improving IT Projects through Better Management of Uncertainty

by Kimberly Wamba

It is through gaining a better understanding of the uncertainties—and better managing them in relationship to the project environment and stakeholders involved—that PMs may more effectively approach and complete their endeavors to contribute more value.

New Requirements? No, Weak BA!

by Dmitri Khanine

Are you still blaming users for new requirements? Why is this all happening? Is it because of the lack of discipline among requirements holders, who just keep on asking for different things—often late in our projects—throwing a monkey wrench into our schedules and budgets?

Hitting a Moving Target

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

It’s frustrating to work on projects when the client or the customer keeps moving the target you're trying to hit--whether that be requirements, a date or even the vision for the project. How does a project manager fight this moving target and still deliver on time?

Successful Project Management: All the Little Things

by Fernando Smye

A solid business case, a well-thought-out plan and fit-for-purpose business requirements are important. But what about "all the little things" that we do each and every day, things that--when added together--help create the recipe for successful projects and programs?

Defining the Business Analysis Role

by Michael Boyle 

How do we define the business analysis role? What are the competencies required? Are such individuals always called business analysts? Without having clarity on such topics, how will we ever expect an uptake of the business analysis profession? Enter the Business Analysis Ecosystem.

A 3 Step UX-Inspired Process for Achieving High Benefits Realization

by Dmitri Khanine

Do we have to wait until after the project is delivered and handed over to operations to see if it was a good investment? This article will provide practical advice and a proven user research process you can use today to improve your benefits realization management .


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